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I hawked pepper, sold pure water, tomatoes and fruits – Wilfred Ndidi shares a motivating story of his life

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Leicester City and Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has recounted how he did menial jobs back in Nigeria to support his mother before he became a professional footballer.

According to the footballer, he hawked pepper, groundnut, among other things to just to support his mother while growing up. But none of the things he sold gave him fame more than groundnut and that was where he got the nickname ‘groundnut boy’.

The soccer geek made these known during an interview with Nigerian football journalist Oluwashina Okeleji via The Frame online publication platform.

However, all that is in the past now as the Super Eaglet is living out his dream while playing for a Premier League club, Leicester City in the UK.

The 24-year-old Leicester City midfielder have been voted best tackler in the EPL twice while his impacts were felt by the Foxes when he was ruled out due to injury earlier this season.

In his words;

“I did different things. Sometimes I hawked pepper, I sold water [sachets], tomatoes and fruits for my mother.

“But I became famous for selling [groundnut] peanuts. They call me the groundnut boy. I did all these things to support my mother.

“As a side hustle, to get my own personal money I was wiping the windscreens for cars held (up) in traffic. If I’m lucky sometimes I make about N2000 (almost R80) in a day but the highest I made was N3000 (around R118).”

He began his career as an aspiring professional footballer in Lagos with Nath Boys Academy before moving to Belgium to play for Genk.

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Instagram deletes Tunde Ednut’s new page which got about 1 million followers in 3 days

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Social media giant, Instagram has deleted the new Instagram page of popular Nigerian artist now turned blogger, Tunde Ednut.

Recall that Instagram permanently deleted the first account of Tunde Ednut for violating the terms and conditions of the platform. The artist who now seem to be having a hard time sustaining himself on the popular platform, had just created a new page only for it to be deleted after 3 days.

The new update on his new Instagram account is that the new page has been pulled down again. The reason, why it was deleted, is yet to be known.

It would be noted that the new page has gathered about 1 million followers with just 3 days before it was deleted.

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“You’re Not Stingy, You Just Don’t Have Money”- Pretty Mike Blasts ‘Members’ Of ‘Stingy Men Association Of Nigeria’

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Controversial socialite and club owner, Pretty Mike has lambasted some members of the Stingy Men Association of Nigeria, SMAN.

For about two days now, a group called SMAN has been gaining popularity with lots of Nigerian men identifying as members.

The slogan for the Stingy Men Association of Nigeria is “I’ll  see what I can do”. This is the answer they intend to give to any woman who asks them for money.

Members have promised to be stingy and not spend on women.

Reacting to the trend, Pretty Mike said most of those claiming they’ll be stingy from now on are just people who have no money.

See his post below;

 

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